Toward the Measurement and Prediction of Victim Proneness

  title={Toward the Measurement and Prediction of Victim Proneness},
  author={David Thissen and Howard Wainer},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  pages={243 - 261}
  • D. Thissen, H. Wainer
  • Published 1 July 1983
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
Two samples (each of 500 households) were drawn from the data gathered by the National Crime Survey (NCS). Utilizing a nonlinear response model, it was found that the resulting victimizations fit well a theoretical construct of victim proneness. Further it was discovered that some aspects of proneness can be predicted from social characteristics of the households. It was also discovered that for some purposes direct nonlinear regression is more useful. It was concluded that this approach might… 
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